America’s Drug War: 30 Years of Rampaging Wildebeest
The Washington Post
October 28, 2016

“Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of one of the most destructive laws ever passed in the United States, the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986. It was passed in the wake of the overdose death of NBA prospect Len Bias, who had just been drafted by the Boston Celtics, the favorite team of then-House Speaker Tip O’Neill. Here’s a quick primer on the law from Families Against Mandatory Minimums.”


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